The new San Diego Central Library officially opened its doors to the public on September 28, 2013, capping 3 years of construction, 17 years of planning, and 36 years of talking about it. The 500,000-square-foot structure boasts nine floors topped by a signature half dome, housing 1.25 million books and more than 1200 places to sit and read them. +more
Monday, March 27, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 1, 1:00 p.m.
ExhibitsPrint Culture: Midcentury Modern Graphic Design in San Diego is a rich variety of fine graphic design created in the mid-20th Century by local designers, illustrators, photographers, artists, and art directors – described as San Diego’s own “mad men.” A variety of techniques and creative processes are represented with some intimately handmade items and others more commercial. Graphics for the defense industry represent one end of a spectrum. At the other end is work that artists did for themselves: exhibition announcements, mailers, posters, invitations, greeting cards, and all kinds of printed objects – some offhand, some precise — that are, at once, independent works of art and evidence of historic creative activity. Runs through May 7 in the Art Gallery on the 9th Floor.
|Sunday||1 p.m. to 5 p.m.|
|Monday||noon to 8 p.m.|
|Tuesday||9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday||noon to 8 p.m.|
|Thursday||9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Friday||9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.|
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